In graduation short ‘Wings’, Israeli director Keren Rijensky interposes the insidious phrases commonly used by abusers to coerce their victims and in so doing illuminates not only the physical but also the far reaching emotional damage of such relationships. We asked Rijensky to share her inspiration for the film and to tell us how she approached such emotive subject matter.
This year we’re starting our summer screenings early with a journey through the weird and wonderful world of bite-size cinema, served up in screenings designed to entertain, enlighten and even educate an audience of all ages. Get ready for DN’s Family Short Films programme at Camp Bestival…
Functioning as both a showcase for the multi-instrumental talents of New Zealand singer-songwriter Mulholland and a pleasurably trippy onslaught on the senses of light, shape and colour, Bradley Rogerson’s Cry If You Want To is a music video well worth dimming the lights and firing up the big screen for. Rogerson talks to DN about […]
Director Emile Rafael drops by to tell DN about his collaboration with MØ on the ‘Walk This Way’ music video and tease us with the promise of a new short film.
We have a long overdue catchup with director Corentin Kopp to find out about his holiday filmmaking exploits for his sisters abroad short film ‘Montreal’.
Director Człowiek Kamera reunites with Montreal’s Half Moon Run for heartfelt, split-screen, narrative music video ‘No More Losing the War’. We dig into Człowiek Kamera’s self-taught filmmaker roots & discover the question every director should answer before stepping behind the camera.
Val Keller’s short ‘After Thought’ transports us into a surreal world in which it’s possible to receive the bill for your own funeral. Producer Reza Amidi provides DN with a peek behind the mysterious curtain.
Filmmaker Claire Kurylowski enters the debate about pervasive sexism with her feminist social enquiry short ‘In Real Life’. She joins us to discuss what spurred her into action & the narrative power of the close-up.
Niles Heckman’s sci-fi short ‘Auroras’ tells the tale of cyborg love and separation played out against the grand vista of a 22nd century North Pole space elevator. Heckman joins us to discuss the film’s epic 3 year journey.
Director Nathan Punwar guides us through the multi-layered story of his charming short film ‘Loves of a Cyclops’.